This solution opens the door to the use of new types of smart and durable wearable devices that create the possibility of even more powerful, productive warehouse applications in the future.
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (PRWEB UK) 2 April 2014
Lucas Systems, Inc., the leading innovator of warehouse productivity solutions for mobile workers and distribution centre managers, today announced that Jennifer VoicePlus applications will be certified on smartphones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Lucas last week showed a live Jennifer pick by voice demonstration on the Samsung Galaxy S4 at the Supply Chain Innovations trade show in Antwerp, Belgium, a leading supply chain and technology event in Northern Europe. The new Jennifer solution will be generally available in the second quarter of 2014.
Jennifer VoicePlus is designed to permit the seamless use of voice direction, speech recognition, visual user interfaces, and barcode scanning, similar to smartphone applications. The Jennifer solution for smartphones includes industrial-grade accessories to create a powerful, rugged, secure and economical solution for the warehouse.
“This new Jennifer VoicePlus solution for smartphones incorporates our latest application and speech recognition innovations, and delivers them on a more ergonomic, powerful hardware platform,” says Jeff Slevin, Managing Director of Lucas Systems EMEA. “Smartphones are designed to support the use of voice, screen, and imaging, so they are a natural fit for Jennifer VoicePlus. More importantly, this new solution positions us to take full advantage of the dramatic innovations in mobile technology occurring in the smartphone space. In particular, this opens the door to the use of new types of smart and durable wearable devices that create the possibility of even more powerful, productive warehouse applications in the future. These next-generation Jennifer solutions will provide even greater operational efficiency, ease of use, and flexibility for a changing workforce.”
Jennifer VoicePlus solutions support end-to-end warehouse processes, not just pick by voice, and include the Serenade Speech Recognition Platform, which provides superior recognition quality across languages, diverse users and accents, and noisy industrial environments. The new solution for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the world’s best-selling smartphone, includes additional third-party accessories, certified Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth barcode scanners. Following the completion of field testing, the solution will be generally available in the second quarter of 2014.
“This new solution represents the logical evolution of Jennifer solutions,” says Slevin. “Lucas is the recognized leader in finding ways to make work easier and more productive for users, and in moving the warehouse market away from voice-only applications and proprietary voice-only hardware to more flexible and productive multi-modal applications running on standard mobile computers. We will continue to deliver Jennifer voice applications on the widest possible range of industrial hardware platforms, in addition to smartphones and other new mobile and wearable devices. In the end, our goal is to leverage the best-available technology to deliver application innovations that our customers need to compete in the future.”
About Lucas Systems, Inc.
Since 1998, Lucas Systems has pioneered warehouse productivity solutions for mobile workers and distribution centre managers. Companies like Cardinal Healthcare, CVS, Mondelez (formerly Kraft Nabisco), OfficeMax, and Rust-Oleum trust Lucas to deliver solutions that greatly improve worker productivity and accuracy because Lucas truly understands warehouse operations. Jennifer VoicePlus, the Lucas solution, seamlessly combines voice, barcode scanning, and other mobile technologies to create more efficient warehouse processes that allow workers to focus on the job at hand. Jennifer also provides managers and supervisors with real-time reporting and management tools that help them better manage their operations. Tens of thousands of associates at hundreds of distribution centers work with Jennifer every day. For more information, visit http://www.lucasware.co.uk.